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This school has an effective approach to homework:
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Great school with awesome teachers, my kids love their every day at Don Callejon school.

Develops character: Agree


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Teachers are very good in teaching good things for the students. Their Principal/Vice principal and few teachers as a group dominates some of the good teachers, that is the worst thing here.




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This is very good school in great neighborhood but the biggest problem is with school principal. She is very arrogant and unprofessional and very biased. Because of her behavior, some residents sold their house and moved to different school district. Some of the teachers here are very educated and they are great in teaching. I think if they change the principal, this school could be the best school in Santa Clara..



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We liked the infrastructur,teachers,the overall curriculum,the effort of each and every staff member. Our daughter is going to this schoolfrom last 2 years.We have seen the sincerity,patience and hard work of all the teachers.They create an atmosphere in the class that encourages all the students to study and understand the curriculum better. They do social study projects practically so that students can go through a hands on experience. They encourage students to participate in all extra curricular activities International day,sports,art exhibition, young author contest etc. Overall we have a very good experience in this school.



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My kids have been in the school since it opened 8 years ago so we have gone through both the elementary and middle schools. Fantastic teachers along the way. They have had many opportunities to connect with teachers and create a sense of community they would not have had in a bigger school. Their individual test scores and academic achievements have been stellar. We don't worry about the school test scores as a group. There are too many variables which contribute to high and low scoring. We all embrace and appreciate the socioeconomic and ethnic diversity. Music and arts program could use attention.




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I've been going to this school since it opened, and it's my last year at DC. Although I will admit that it's not perfect, it is not as bad as others are making it out to be! If you are judging a school based on test scores and certain students' behavior, I can't try to change your opinion. But I can tell you that not every kid at school is a good test taker, and not every kid acts like a saint every second of the school day! Especially at our age, parents, peers, and other adults can't expect perfect, smiling students in class every morning. Everyone slips up, and you can't blame that on Don Callejon alone. So for those who don't like the middle school because of rumors they've heard, I will tell you, it's going to be like that at every middle school you go to, and will only get worse in high school. If anything, this diverse school prepares kids for the real world more than any charter or private school.



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I have 4 boys attending DCS from K to middle school. The teachers are great, they actually care about their students and teaching. They communicate with you. We as parents have to be involved in our kids education, and ask questions or any concerns you may have, and reach out to teachers. They are great at getting back to you with and will address them as need be. Glad to see the API score go up..



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This school is full of politics and egos of few people...... Most of the kids once their parents realize how bad their standard is move to the Magnolia Charter School or move to private schools...




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Glad to see the API score go up. As much as Hans Barber is missed, we welcome Ms. Martinez and the strong educational background she brings to DCS. Go Cubs!



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Great news to see the API go up .It is a very good school with very modern facilities and excellent teachers.Hoping to see the middle school score go up too. It will happen when we believe in the teachers at middle school level and encourage our kids to excel in academics .If the entire fifth grade move up the middle school this is bound to happen.Why move kids somewhere else when you have great school in your community.

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Last modified Don Callejon School is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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